Cambodia Ride - Stage 1 Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Discussion in 'Cambodia Road Trip Reports' started by lipmeng, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. lipmeng

    lipmeng Ol'Timer

    Hi Guys,

    Here are some pics of the ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh via Route 6.

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    Occasional traffic at rural areas...........others than dogs that may run across the road without any warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Taking a break somewhere in berween Kompong Vaeng and Kompong Thum.
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    Petrol stop somewhere before town of Kompong Thum
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    Entering Kompong Thum town......
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    Normal rural traffic.........environmental friendly.......
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    Heavy traffic on road after Kompong Thum....
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    Late lunch break at Skon.........due to language barrier, locals charged us quite stiff.....USD10.00.......not complaint at all....what about fried crickets with rice and pineapple chicken stew...edible when one is hungry.
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    Road from Skon to Phnom Penh is the worst art of the journey....horrendous....heavy traffic and road repairs and pot holes....
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    Arriving at Phnom Penh.........first thing to look for......The BANK.....as landmark .....easy.
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    Some sight seeing pics during morning in city
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    That's me and my AT........
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    So much for now...till next ride from Phnom Penh to Laos VTE.....this time only one bike that will be me but 2 up.............hopefully by 19 Sept.

    Regards

    Lip Meng
     
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  3. zain

    zain Ol'Timer

    Hi lipmeng..How many hours did you take from siem reap to phnom phen?
     
  4. lipmeng

    lipmeng Ol'Timer

    Hi Zain

    I can't remember the how long was the journey from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. I can recall that we started the day a bit late at approx 9.30 am after b/fast beore we ride out. There are few short stops for drinks and a gas stop just before entering Kompong Thom. We had lunch at Skon which is at least 45 minutes and fromthere the road is pretty bad till Phnom Penh which is something like 70kms.

    We reach Phnom Penh at late afternoon ie approx 4.00 pm.

    Not much fun to ride on this route. North Thailand is much more better.

    Perhaps the ride from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong on this 20th Sept will be better especiallly the route 48 which pass the picturesque Cardamom Mountains as I will ride back to Malaysia on my own (2up) whereas my 2 buddies should have arrive home by today or tomorrow latest.

    Regards

    Lip Meng
     

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